1969. Italy. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 110 min.
Introduced by Ninetto Davoli
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1969. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Maria Callas, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile, Massimo Girotti. “Unlike Euripides, who in his tragedy concentrates solely on the final outcome of Medea’s jealousy (the murder of her children), Pasolini devotes almost half of his film to an evocation of the primitive culture of Colchis in which Medea was brought up and from which she flees with the Golden Fleece under the influence of her love for Jason. (…) The tragedy arises not simply from an excess of passion or a conflict of character (Medea and the mediocre Jason) but also from a profoundly observed clash of civilizations” (Roy Armes, Film and Filming, June 1971). Restoration by S.N.C. Presentation of the film in its original 35 mm format is made possible by Gucci. In Italian; English subtitles. 110 min.